Facebook As a Communication Tool For Community Organizations

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Here's a good topic discussing how organizations can employ free online social networking tools as a communication tool for their community and professional organizations. News updates and announcements can be posted and easily be disseminated to members of their group/s in any part of the world as long as there is internet access. Social networking tools has become very popular worldwide and maybe it's high time that we take advantage of its practical uses.
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Facebook As a Communication Tool For Community Organizations
By Crystal Coleman


Small community organizations, such as parent committees, book clubs, sports associations, or service groups struggle to communicate effectively with their members and the communities surrounding them.
  • Limited resources make newspaper or other form of print marketing cost restrictive.
  • Telephone communication can be cumbersome and time consuming.
  • Meetings can be poorly attended or ineffective.
The rise of social networking as a communication medium has implications beyond personal socializing or business networking; it can now be considered a valid tool for community groups. Facebook should be an obvious choice for an organization seeking the benefits of social networking.

On an individual basis, Facebook members will likely have members from their local communities on their friends lists, the audience (or a portion thereof) is already reachable without any ground work; your organization now has an immediately available and concrete audience built-in from the start. New members can easily sign up to Facebook and become part of a network that quickly reproduces itself.

There are multiple ways a message can be shared, two of which being: status updates posted and viewed by friends from personal pages, and through the use of Facebook Pages (formerly Groups). A Page has built-in messaging systems by way of wall posts and a discussion area, in addition to posting features by way of status updates broadcast to all Fans (think group members), and private messages delivered to each Fans' inbox. With the click of a button, the administrators can send an update to the Fans.

To become a Fan is easy; one simply follows a link that the administrators of the page have sent as an invite. Alternatively, individuals can look up a page and become a member by navigating to the website itself. Other useful features of a Facebook Page:
  • Events can be published to a shared calendar
  • Documents can be uploaded for universal group use
  • External links and photos can be shared.
Community organizations struggle to have their message heard, whether it be to their members, or to those within the community. Social networking sites, like Facebook, offer organizations the opportunity to provide universally accessible, clear and dynamic information on events, meetings, fund-raising initiatives, and other group information. The possibilities are virtually endless!


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Download Links for Open Office

Monday, October 12, 2009


In line with the University of the Philippines Manila's thrust in shifting from commercial/proprietary software to open source, all of us are encouraged to make an effort to understand and learn how to use these software.  Open source software is Free.  One of the most popular of these is the openoffice which is a suite or bundle of software considered as a counterpart of the popular MS Office Suite. This may be directly downloaded from its official site at http://openoffice.org/

Learn more about Open source particularly the OpenOffice by following these download links.

Download links and User Guides for OpenOffice.org 3.x

How to Write a Letter With OpenOffice Or NeoOffice Letter Wizard

How to Write a Letter With OpenOffice Or NeoOffice Letter Wizard
By Ugur Akinci


In case you don't know, OpenOffice is an amazingly powerful office suite, at least as good as the MS Office suite. It's also free. Search for "OpenOffice" on Google to download it from the OpenOffice site. (Note: if you own a Mac, try NeoOffice. It runs much better on a Mac but basically it's the same suite.)

Select the Text Document option from the OpenOffice menu to display the OO word processor.

This word processor will not write your letters for you automatically but it's got a built-in Letter Wizard to help you get the basic structural elements right.

Select File > Wizards > Letter from the menu to display the Letter Wizard. (Note the Fax, Agenda, Presentation, and Web Page wizards as well!)

Select from one of the following Letter Type options: Business Letter, Formal Personal Letter, Personal Letter.

The first two letters come with three Page Design options: Elegant, Modern, Office.

The Personal Letter comes with the following Page Design options: Bottle, Mail, Marine, Red Line.

Once you select your Letter Type and Page Design Style, you click Next to display the...

Printed Items screen allows you to include (or exclude) the following letter elements: Logo, Return address in envelope window, Subject Line, Salutation, Fold Marks, Complimentary Close, and Footer.

Click Next and you get the...

Recipient and Sender screen allows you to enter the Sender's Address and the Recipient's Address.

Click Next to the...

The Footer screen allows you to type in any footer text you like, with two additional options: you can include page numbers and/or include the footer only on the second and following pages but not on the first page.

Click Next...

The Name and Location screen allows you to attach a name to your template and save it in any file you like on your computer so that you can easily load it up and use it for other letters in the future.

And lastly, after you finish making the right choices for your template, the Letter Wizard asks you how to proceed.

You can then go ahead and create a letter from the template you've just created or make manual changes to the template. You can for example replace all the icons and images in the template with your own custom-designed logos and images, etc.

A perfect letter wizard from a fully-equipped office suite that costs you zilch, zero, nada.

Note: You can open all your MS WORD documents inside OpenOffice without a hitch and when you're done reading or editing them, re-save them as MS Office documents.

I've been using OpenOffice (on Windows and Linux machines) and NeoOffice (on a MacBook) for the last 3 years without any problems whatsoever. (This very article, for example, is written with the NeoOffice word processor.)

Go ahead. Make your day! It might be a very bright one that costs you nothing.


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How to Write and Design a Slide Presentation With OpenOffice Or NeoOffice Presentation Wizard

How to Write and Design a Slide Presentation With OpenOffice Or NeoOffice Presentation Wizard
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Ugur_Akinci]Ugur Akinci

If you think you need to have MS PowerPoint to prepare a great presentation, I have to disagree respectfully. Actually there is a free alternative that does just as well, if not better.

OpenOffice (OO) and its Mac-version NeoOffice (NO) are two amazingly powerful and complete office suites with their built-in Presentation Program called Impress, which in my judgment is as good as MS PowerPoint. And... it also happens to be FREE. Search for "OpenOffice" and "NeoOffice" on the Google to download them from their respective sites.

Here is how to design and prepare a great Presentation by using OO or NO Presentation Wizard.

Select the Text Document option from the OO/NO menu to display the word processor.

Select File > Wizards > Presentation from the menu to display the Fax Wizard. (Note the Letter, Fax, Agenda, and Web Page wizards as well!)

Or alternatively, you can also directly select File > Presentation from the OO/NO menu. That also displays the same Presentation Wizard.

SCREEN 1:

On the first screen (numbered 1) of the Presentation Wizard you can select from one of the following three types of presentation: a) Empty Presentation, b) From Template, or c) "Open Existing Presentation."

a) If you select Empty Presentation option on SCREEN 1, you click Next and move on to the other wizard screens. (See SCREEN 2)

b) If you select From Template option on SCREEN 1, the wizard allows you to select from one the two modest built-in business templates available: Introducing a New Product, and Recommendation of a Strategy.

This same screen allows you to select a Presentation Background as well: Dark Blue with Orang, or Subtle Accents (my personal favorite).

You then click Next and move on to the other wizard screens. (See SCREEN 2)

c) If you open an existing presentation, the wizard will allow you to browse for it on your hard drive. Once you select and open the presentation, the wizard will carry you to the full-fledged editing window of the Impress application.

There, just like in MS PowerPoint, you can select from a variety of Master Pages, make any text edits you want on any slide, include a dizzying array of graphic elements, call-outs, images, and even manipulate the images (like rotating, etc.) The number of things that you can do both to your presentation template and the individual slides themselves is too long and has to be experienced in person to be appreciated. (All that from a totally FREE application!)

NOTE: Both OO and NO open any MS PowerPoint presentation perfectly well, without any problem! And once you're through, you can again save them in MS PowerPoint format and no one would ever know the difference.

Click Next to advance to the next screen.

SCREEN 2:

On the second screen (numbered 2) of the Presentation Wizard, you are allowed to select a Slide Design.

Here there's a seeming-repetition that may confuse some users since the wizard again asks you to select a Presentation style and Presentation Background, the same options offered in SCREEN 1. However, that's not a repetition of you 've chosen the Empty Presentation option in the previous screen.

SCREEN 2 also allows you to select from one of the following Output Medium options: Original, Overhead sheet, Paper, Screen, Slide (my personal favorite).

Click Next to advance to the next screen.

SCREEN 3:

This is where the fun really begins because you get to choose from a bewildering variety of Transition Effects, yeaah!

The Effect drop-down list presents you with over two dozen transition options like "Wipe Down", "Uncover Left", "Wheel Clockwise, 3 Spokes" etc. If the Preview check-box under the mini-preview window is selected, you can actually see in real-time each of these effects as you select them!

The Speed drop-down list allows you to select one of the three available transition speeds: Slow, Medium, Fast.

After that you can also decide whether you'd like to advance from one slide to another by Default (manually), or Automatically.

If you select Automatic, then the wizard also allows you to select the Duration of Page and the Duration of Pause in between the slides.

Click Next to advance to the next screen.

SCREEN 4:

On the fourth screen (numbered 4) of the Presentation Wizard, you are allowed to type in the following general template information:

What is you name and the name of your company? What is the subject of your presentation? Any further ideas to be presented?

Click Next to advance to the next screen.

SCREEN 5:

On the fifth screen (numbered 5) of the Presentation Wizard, you'll be able to select the pages that you'd like to display as a part of your presentation.

Depending on the combination of the choices you've made in the earlier screens, you will be presented a dynamic list of page options.

For example, if you select "Introducing a New Product" template in SCREEN 1, on SCREEN 5 you'll have the following page options:

Title, Long-Term Goal, Customer Wishes, Fulfilling Customer Needs, Cost Analysis, Strengths and Advantages, Next Steps of Action.

If, on the other hand, you select "Recommendation of a Strategy" template in SCREEN 1, on SCREEN 5 you'll have the following page options:

Title, Overview, Long-Term Goal, The Present Situation, Development Up to present, Potential Alternatives, and Recommendation.

NOTE: No matter which kind of page list you are presented, you can always select and un-select each individual page to further customize your slide presentation.

After making all these choices you click the Create button to go directly into the full-fledged editing window of Impress.

And once you are there you can more or less take every editing action that's available in MS PowerPoint, including selecting from a variety of Master Pages, making text edits on any slide, including a dizzying array of graphic elements, call-outs, images, and you can even manipulate the images (like rotating, etc.) to suit your taste and needs.

This editing window further offers you the alternative to work in the following editing modes:

Normal, Outline, Notes, Handout, and Slide Sorter.

You have no idea how powerful and complete this free presentation program is until you use it.

When you are done, you can select File > Save As from your menu and save your presentation in over a dozen presentation formats including (but of course!) MS PowerPoint.

A perfect Presentation wizard and application from a fully-equipped office suite that costs you zilch, zero, nada.

Go ahead. Whip up that great Presentation in no time and impress both your boss and your audience today!

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Open Source Software Vs Proprietary Software? Tips For Technology Integration

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Open Source Software Vs Proprietary Software? Tips For Technology Integration
By Sophia Peters


Is open source the right option for your online training, teaching, or learning efforts? This articles compares the difference between open source and proprietary software. Open source software has become mainstream. Applications such as the Firefox Web browser and Linux operating system are available to aid in all areas of operation, including teaching and learning. Open source software has become a strong contender in online training and e-learning sectors. As technology continues to evolve, more open source offerings will continue to emerge in the area of e-learning, continuously changing the landscape of online teaching and learning both in academia and business fields.

Open source software has grown to include:

  1. Learning management systems (LMS)
  2. Learning content management systems (LCMS)
  3. Course authoring tools
  4. Tools to create media elements such as animations, audio, and video
  5. Browsers and players to present content
  6. Courseware libraries
These resources has some important benefits:

  1. Open source software is free to download therefore lower in cost.
  2. Flexibility and customizability
  3. Extensive active builder and user communities that forms a good technical support base.
  4. Many open source applications run on multiple platforms including Windows and Linux.
  5. Adherence to established standards, which is a high priority for open source software development.
  6. Ability to use and link to other open source software
Most proprietary software comes without the source code, which is the code originally written by the programmer. Without this code you do not have right to change the way the software is developed. When you buy proprietary software you are essentially buying the right to use the software in a specific way, and in many cases the company that developed it owns the software, and you just purchase rights to use it.

The main difference between commercial support for proprietary software and commercial support for open source software is that the proprietary software is obligatory and the open source software is optional. If you opt out of paying for support for proprietary software, you lose the right to use it in most cases. The costs incidentally tend to be quite high for proprietary software.

Perceived advantages of proprietary software include:

1) Reliable, professional support and training available;
2) Packaged, comprehensive, modular formats; and
3) Regularly and easily updated.

The downside however is that it is:

1) Costly, and
2) has closed standards that hinder further development.

Open sources software has the advantage of:

1) Low cost and no license fees;
2) Open standards that facilitate integration with other systems; and
3) it is easily customizable.

The down side is:

1) Lack of professional support;
2) Evolving developer communities;
3) Lack of release co-ordination; and
4) Erratic updates. However, with such a large development and user-base, many discussion forums and help sites are available for users.

So what is the right solution for you and your organization? Generally, for smaller organizations and projects, Open source solutions seem to suffice. The difference in cost more than makes up for the perceived disadvantages mentioned above. Larger organizations seem to require more robust, high-quality product with high levels of service and support. They want responsibility, reliable assistance, and support from their suppliers.

With rapid developments in technology, chances are you can find tools to meet your training needs in either the open source or commercial sector. But open source provides unique advantages which include filling the low-cost high-control niche that are difficult, if not impossible, to achieve through commercial, proprietary avenues.


Sophia P. is the editor of http://www.about-elearning.com/authoring-software.html and http://www.colleges-and-careers.com/computer-degrees.html, information and resource guides for e-learning and degree programs.

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Open Source Vs Closed Source Software - Product Support

Open Source Vs Closed Source Software - Product Support
By Joseph Devine


Once new software is unleashed into the current market, those who decide to use or develop the new software are often faced with the challenges of updating, protecting, maintaining, and overall improving the product. Because of the differences in structure between open and closed source software, the way in which it is supported and maintained varies as well.

Support for Closed Source

Closed, or proprietary software, is much different than open source software. The main difference between the two is the access of the source code. For closed source, access to the source code is denied and solely controlled by the developer of the software. This means that if a problem arises, or updates need to be made, the developer of the software is the only group that can make the appropriate changes.

This puts many companies and organizations at the mercy of the closed source software developers. If the developers choose not to update or fix any problems, the organization that utilizes the software will be stuck with a useless product. Having to filter any and all problems through one location causes problems to be solved at a very slow pace. Users are not given the opportunity to attempt to fix the software on their own. While there may be alternative fixes, these are often illegal to use with proprietary software.

The main argument for closed source software is the ability to control the quality of the product. While this is a valid argument, the needs of all users can often overwhelm the developers, causing changes to come very slowly, if at all.

Support for Open Source

Unlike closed source, open source software makes the access code accessible to all users and developers. This allows users and developers to quickly take care of any issues that arise with the software. Instead of having to take all of your concerns to a centralized group, the users and developers are given the chance to create their own fixes.

This kind of innovation allows users to truly customize and control their software, with the support of the developer whenever needed. The resources available to users of open source software far exceeds those who use proprietary software. The potential for users to customize their software to meet the needs of their organization is practically endless. Organizations are only limited to the reaches of their own creativity.

While closed source software is less customizable, open source is less simple to control as far as quality is concerned. The potential of the software is completely in the hands of the users, meaning that development can either be very fast of very slow. Without careful planning, open source software can cause confusion, inconsistencies, and even compatibility problems. Users of open source software must be careful to avoid this type of confusion.

Contact an open source software developer to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of open source software.


Joseph Devine

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Online Learning Management Systems - The Software Options

Online Learning Management Systems - The Software Options
By Ray Lawrence


With e-learning on a stellar rise, more and more organizations are evaluating how best to introduce or improve on their learning management systems for online courses, virtual universities and learning portals. Online learning can allow companies to train staff more effectively - from addressing front end staff development to upskilling the training department itself. Businesses are also increasingly recognizing the value of social networking tools in the workplace and many are considering the best way to introduce online discussions and portals.

A wide variety of software packages is available to allow companies to manage their e-learning system - these include proprietary solutions, systems developed in-house, and open source software. The most appropriate option depends upon a variety of factors including: in-house skills for initial set-up and ongoing administration, desired sophistication of the learning management system, accessibility, and number of users (proprietary companies often charge per 'seat' or per user).

Open source differs from shareware or freeware and can be defined as "both the concept and practice of making program source code openly available. Users and developers have access to the core designing functionalities that enable them to modify or add features to the source code and redistribute it. Extensive collaboration and circulation are central to the open source movement1". Such software can be managed completely by an end-user organization or they can use a third party such as HowToMoodle to provide training, hosting and customization. Many organizations begin their experience of such software with help from a third party and use the training they gain to upskill their own staff. They may then choose to manage the ongoing administration themselves and use third party consultancy to help them explore more complex facets of the system and its application to their particular training environment.

Choosing software with a solid and active user base helps to ensure that the software provider will continue development and ongoing support. For example, open source software Moodle has over 48,000 registered sites and the user base has doubled in size in the last year alone. Moodle sites include Dolland & Aitchison, the UK's largest retail optometrists. They used it to develop bespoke training for staff in its 400 stores and support centers after they were unable to find an off-the-shelf package which offered the sophistication in the interpretation of training results that they required. The Chartered Institute of Housing has members in over 20 countries and chose Moodle for its new online Masters degree course.

When costing open source versus proprietary software, the greatest saving will be licence fees associated with closed source software. The organization is not locked into a particular vendor and gains far greater control, speed of change and flexibility than might otherwise be possible.

Open source software is no longer only an option for IT nerds. Moodle is a really intuitive and easy-to-use application that is constantly being added to and refined by the team of developers and community contributors across the world. Closed software is traditionally developed via small beta trials whereas open source software benefits from continual peer review and enhancements through its community of users. Active and mature open source software incorporates improvements on a far more frequent basis than proprietary software yet still follows a published road map.

Back in 2004, open source software to manage e-learning and create courses, activities and communities online was a brand new proposition for businesses. Amongst the early adopters of Moodle were further education colleges who traditionally had good levels of IT expertise in-house but found it hard to find an off-the-shelf system that catered for their complex curriculum and client base. Now the breadth of sectors we deal with is staggering: ranging from the Royal Navy to charities. Open source software is increasing in popularity year-on-year and remains totally free to download and use owing to the absence of license costs. Even the European Union's competition commissioner recently urged the European Commission to use software from open sources2.

We offer some tips for using open source software to develop a learning management system:

- Think about the learning outcomes first and then which tool will help you to achieve these with your learners
- Focus on the activities, try to think beyond the content
- Don't think using open source software means the burden is all on your in-house team, consider using consultants to train your staff or to help you provide the vision to make your learning management system great
- Choose open source software that has a large and active user base, sizable development network and choice of third party trainers/consultants
- Consider sophisticated open source software that allows the learning
management system to be set up to closely match the objectives of your
organization
- Verify how ongoing research and development will be funded or carried out on your proprietary or open source system. There are concerns in the industry that the proprietary systems vendors are increasingly merging, which could lead to a monopoly situation. Could you be linking this mission critical application to a single company whose business aims you don't fully understand and can't influence?
- Think about what other systems you may wish to integrate with your learning management system (eg HR, finance). Open source software is an open system which makes it far easier to integrate with other software applications than proprietary applications - and someone else in the open source community may have already produced a free middleware patch.

1. Lakhan S, Jhunjhunwala, K, (2008) 'Open Source Software in Education' Educause Quarterly. No
2. Tait N (10 June 2008). 'Kroes seeks open-source software for EC' Financial Times.

First published on http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/ November 2008


by Ray Lawrence, Director, HowToMoodle http://www.howtomoodle.com/ Tel: 00 44 845 226 1073

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LCD Projector vs. LCD TV


Because of the short lifespan and high cost of the LCD projector bulb, maybe we can consider using an LCD TV in our small classrooms instead. Even a 32" inch wide screen LCD TV would have a big enough screen that can be clearly viewed by students seated at the back rows of the room. The article below shows some Pros and Cons, and a comparison between the two. If you have any questions or comments, you may post them below this blogpost.

About UPCD

Friday, July 24, 2009


Location:

The UP College of Dentistry is situated at the corner of Taft Avenue and Pedro Gil Street, within the UP Manila Campus.

Mailing Address:

UP College of Dentistry

Pedro Gil cor Taft Avenue

Manila, Philippines 1000

website: http://cd.upm.edu.ph
The UP College of Dentistry now offers Review Classes for the Philippine National Dentist Licensure Examinations. For Inquiries, you may call 302-6360.

 The College of Dentistry was first established as a Dept. Of Dentistry of the College of Medicine and Surgery on February 8, 1915 with Dr. Louie Ottofy as the head of the Department. During the school year 1917-1918, the Department of Dentistry was organized into a School of Dentistry, under the wings of the College of Medicine with Dr. Louie Ottofy as the Director.
Due to the extensive damage caused by the war, the School of Dentistry was closed on February 3, 1945. The director of the school then was Dr. Domiciano Sandoval. Shortly, it resumed its operations on August 6,1945 to give completion courses to students whose studies were interrupted by the war. Dr. Victorino G. Villa who was then the Secretary of the School became the officer -in-charge upon the retirement of Dr. Sandoval in 1946 and later appointed Director. It was in October 1946 that the school offered the regular f
our-year course in Dentistry.

Upon the recommendation of the late Dean Antonio G. Sison of the College of Medicine, the Board of Regents of the University passed a resolution changing the status of the School of Dentistry to an independent unit as the College of Dentistry on October 21, 1948. The College was one of the Pioneer units, which moved to Diliman campus, Quezon City. In Diliman, it occupied a Quonset barracks vacated by the U.S Armed Forces on top of the hill where the student union building; Vinzon's Hall now stands. Due to lack of patients, the Dental Clinic was transferred back to Manila during the School Year 1949-1950.
 The year 1952 saw the College moving again, but this time the whole College moved to Manila to occupy the wings of the Rizal Hall in Padre Faura St. This was to be the home of the college unit the First Semester of 1959-1960 when it transferred to its present location, the former UP Infirmary.
On June 1, 1960, Dr. Jose Rodriguez, on the recommendation of the then President Vicente G. Sinco and upon the approval of the Board of Regents assumed the post of the Dean. During his term, an annex to the old building was built new acquisitions for the library and its facilities were improved. At the same time a number of faculty enjoyed scholarship grant in line with the faculty development program.
On December 8, 1967, Dr. Celso A. Bunag became the Dean and undertook several innovations including the air-conditioning of the Oral Surgery and Operative Dentistry areas of the college. During the term of Dr. Avelino A. Macasaet, a two-storey building was built just beside the Dept. of Justice at the Old NEDA Compound, Padre Faura which was designed to house the the proposed graduate program of the College. The Master of Science in Dentistry (Orthodontics) which was proposed even as early as the 1970's came into reality during the 1016th meeting of the Board of Regents held on Sept.22, 1988, when it was approved. It marked a milestone in the history of the College and the program was finally implemented in the Summer 1989 under the term of Dean Aurelio Ramos, Jr. The UP College of Dentistry took the lead to offer the first graduate course in Dentistry in the Philippines.

 From 1960 to the present, eight other Deans were appointed namely Dr. Bunag, Dr. Perez, Dr. Macasaet, Dr. Ramos, Dr. Gervasio, Dr. Leonor Lago, Dr. Edna M Jimena, and the current Dean, Dr. Elizabeth De Castro. All of them have in their agenda, the goal to have a new building with adequate facilities.
With renewed spirit of coordination between the alumni, constituents of the College and the support from leaders of the University, that goal has now become a reality.

  The new building of the College is located at Taft Av. cor, Pedro Gil Street,Ermita, Manila. It is within the same compound as the College of Medicine, College of Public Health and the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).Classes for dental and basic medicine are conducted in the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine and Public Health as well as in the various operating rooms and wards of the PGH. The Dental Clinic of the PGH Out Patient Department is under the supervision of the college, which correlates its teaching and service functions.The hope of the College to have a new home has been realized since the new building started its operation in 2003 at the corner of Taft Avenue and Pedro Gil.

Know more about the UP College of Dentistry by visiting their offical web portal at : http://cd.upm.edu.ph

The UP College of Dentistry offers Review Classes for the Philippine National Dentist Licensure Examinations. For Inquiries, you may call 302-6360.

GRADUATE PROGRAM IN ORTHODONTICS

Monday, July 20, 2009



The Graduate Program of the College of Dentistry offers two types of degrees, both in the area of Orthodontics. These are the Certificate of Proficiency in Orthodontics and the Master of Science in Dentistry (Orthodontics).


MASTER OF SCIENCE IN DENTISTRY
(ORTHODONTICS)



OBJECTIVES

1. To graduate dentists with sufficient knowledge in the art and science of orthodontics and with proficiency in the clinical and technical skills necessary to render professional and ethical orthodontic service to our people.
2. To produce dentists who are motivated to do research and teach Orthodontics.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. Possession of a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM or DMD) degree or its equivalent from the University of the Philippines or from other recognized Dental schools

2. License to practice Dentistry in any of the institutions of the Philippines.

These qualifications shall be determined through:

a. evaluation of undergraduate credentials
b. character reference
c. interview with the applicant or other appropriate means
d. practical exercises in wire bending

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The degree of Master of Science in Dentistry (Orthodontics) shall be awarded upon the fulfillment of the following:

1. Completion of the required 54 units and 1200 hours Clinical Practice Conference, plus six (6) units of thesis.
2. A general weighted average of at least 2.0 for item 1.
3. Successful defense of the thesis before a panel of examiners.

No student shall be recommended for graduation unless he has satisfied all academic and other requirements prescribed for graduation. All requirements for the degree shall be completed in not more than five years including leaves.

** FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION VISIT THE UP MANILA NATIONAL GRADUATE OFFICE FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES or go directly to the NGOHS link to the Orthodontics Program.

GRADUATE PROGRAM IN ORTHODONTICS


CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN
ORTHODONTICS



This title is granted to a student who has completed 54 units of formal courses and 1400 hours of clinical practice provided he has a general weighted average of at least 2.50.

COURSE OFFERINGS

ORTHODONTICS 201. ANATOMY OF THE HEAD AND NECK. The study of the gross structure of the head and neck including its neutral pathways to and from the CNS. Credit: 2 units (48 hrs; 16 class, 32 lab)

ORTHODONTICS 202. TMJ DISFUNCTION: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT. The basic principles and methods of orthodontic diagnosis and management of TMJ disorders. Creidt:1 unit (16 hrs lec)

ORTHODONTICS 203. HUMAN GENETICS. Principles of human genetics, genetic abnormalities and diseases susceptibilities related to the development of malocclusion. Credit: 1 unit (16 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 211. RADIOLOGY AND CEPHALOMETRY. Principles and techniques of radiology and interpretation of intra-oral, extra-oral, hand and wrist radiographs. Principles, technics, tracings and interpretations of cephalometric radiographs. Credit: 1 unit (16 hrs)

GRADUATE PROGRAM IN ORTHODONTICS

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN DENTISTRY (ORTHODONTICS)

(Approved as of 1988)

FIRST YEAR SUMMER UNITS
Ortho 212 (Prin of Ortho) 1
Ortho 213 (Clin Proc in Ortho) 1
Ortho 211 (Radiology & Cephalometry) 1
Ortho 261 (Clin Practice & Conf in Ortho) 2
TOTAL 5

FIRST SEMESTER UNITS SECOND SEMESTER UNITS
Orthodontics 201 2 Orthodontics 202 1
Orthodontics 214 2 Orthodontics 217 2
Orthodontics 215 2 Orthodontics 203 1
Orthodontics 231 2 Orthodontics 218 2
Orthodontics 216.1 2 Orthodontics 232 2
Orthodontics 262 2 Orthodontics 252 2
Orthodontics 251 2 Orthodontics 219 1
Orthodontics 263 2
Orthodontics 216.2 1

TOTAL 14 14

*Biostatics 201 may substitute *Biostatics 206 may substitute
for Ortho 251 for Ortho 252




SECOND YEAR SUMMER UNITS
Ortho 241 (Cleft Lip and Palate Management) 1
Ortho 233 (Orthodontic Diagnosis) 1
Ortho 242 (Surgical Orthodontics) 1
Ortho 243 (Trends in Ortho Treatment) 1
Ortho 264 (Clin Practice & Conf in Ortho) 2
TOTAL 6

FIRST SEMESTER UNITS SECOND SEMESTER UNITS
Orthodontics 221 2 Orthodontics 235 2
Orthodontics 234 2 Orthodontics 245 2
Orthodontics 244 1 Orthodontics 222 1
Orthodontics 220 1 Orthodontics 266 2
Orthodontics 265 2
Orthodontics 300 6
TOTAL 14 7




ORTHODONTICS 212. PRINCIPLES OF ORTHODONTICS. The nature, classification, development and analysis of occlusion. credit : 1 unit (16 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 213. TECHNICAL PROCEDURES IN ORTHODONTICS. Principles and techniques of impression making model trimming, wire bending exercises, soldering, band forming, placement of attachment and dental photography. Credit: 1 unit (32 hrs lab)

ORTHODONTICS 214. GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF CRANIO-FACIAL STRUCTURE. Prenatal and postnatal growth and development of the cranio-facial structure with emphasis on the osteology and myology of the head. Interpretation of growth and development data. Credit: 2 units (32 hrs class); Pre-requisite: Orthodontics 212

ORTHODONTICS 215.ORTHODONTICS TOOTH MOVEMENT.Tissue response to orthodontics tooth movement. Physical and mechanical properties of orthodontics materials in relation to orthodontic tooth. Credit: 2 units ( 32 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 216.1 . ORTHODONTICS AND APPLIANCE DESIGN I. Principles and mechanics of appliance in tooth movement using typodont. Credit: 2 units (32 hrs lec)

ORTHODONTICS 216.2 ORTHODONTIC AND APPLIANCE DESIGN II. Concepts, theories and biomechanical principles with tooth movement using removable orthodontic appliances. Credit: 1 unit (16 hrs lec)

ORTHODONTICS 217. PHYSIOLOGY OF THE STOMATOGNATIC SYSTEM.A comprehensive study of the kinesology of occlusion and dysfunctional problems arising from occlusal disharmony. It includes the development of the stomagnatic system in relation to the function of mastication, deglutition and respiration. Credit: 2 units (32 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 218. BASIC PERIODONTICS. Histophysiology and treatment planning for corrective orthodontics. Credit: 2 units (32 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 219. PSYCHOLOGY OF THE CHILD DENTAL PATIENT. Principles of child psychology and its application to dentistry. Credit: 1 unit (16 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 220. ORTHODONTICS PRACTICE MANAGEMENT. Management of orthodontics practice with emphasis on office location, relationship with patients, parents and referring dentist. Credit: 1 unit (16 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 221. SPEECH. The physiology and pathology of speech production. Credit: 2 units (32 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 222. CLINICAL PERIODONTICS. Periodontal consideration of the Orthodontically treated patients. Credit: 1 unit (16 hrs class); Pre-requisite: Orthodontics 218

ORTHODONTICS 231. PRINCIPLES OF ORTHODONTIC DIAGNOSIS. Principles and procedures in making an orthodontic diagnosis. Credit: 2 units (32 hrs class); Pre-requisite: Orthodontics 212 and 211

ORTHODONTICS 232. PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING IN ORTHODONTICS. Prognosis and treatment planning for corrective orthodontics. Credit: 2 units ( 32 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 233. ORTHODONTIC DIAGNOSIS. Recognition of early manifestation of developing malocclusion. Prevention and interception of orthodontic problems in the primary and transitional dentition. Credit: 1 unit (16 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 234. ORTHODONTICS IN THE JUVENILE AND ADULT PATIENTS. Indications and contra-indications, limitations and possibilities of orthodontics treatment for juvenile and adult patients. Orthodontics treatment prior to prosthodontics. Credit: 2 units (32 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 235. ORTHODONTICS DIAGNOSIS. Inter-relationship between orthodontics and other specialties. Credit: 2 units (32 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 241. CLEFT LIP AND PALATE MANAGEMENT. Anatomy and histopathology of cleft lip and palate. Orthodontic management of the cleft patient; team approach. Credit: 1 unit (16 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 242. SURGICAL ORTHODONTICS. Surgical management of jaw anomalies; coordinated by an orthodontist-surgeon tandem. Credit: 1 unit (16 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 243. TRENDS IN ORTHODONTICS TREATMENT. Trends and case studies. Credit: 1 unit (16 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 245. ORTHODONTIC SEMINARS II. Critical evaluation of orthodontic cases in relation to the different treatment approaches. Credit: 2 units (32 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 251. BIOSTATICS IN DENTISTRY. Theory and application of statistical methods and computerization in Dentistry. Credit: 2 units ( 16 hrs class)

ORTHODONTICS 252. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY. Application of research methods to orthodontic research. Credit: 2 units; Pre-requisite: Ortho 251

ORTHODONTICS 261. CLINICAL PRACTICE AND CONFERENCE IN ORTHODONTICS A. A general overview of orthodontics clinical practice. Gathering and recording of all pertinent data for case analysis of patients for orthodontic treatment. Credit: 2 units (15 hrs/ week lab)

ORTHODONTICS 262. CLINICAL PRACTICE AND CONFERENCE IN ORTHODONTICS B. Clinical conference and application of methods of providing orthodontic care. Credit: 2 units (20 hrs/week lab)

ORTHODONTICS 263. CLINICAL PRACTICE AND CONFERENCE IN ORTHODONTICS C. Clinical conference and application of methods of providing orthodontic care. Credit: 2 units (20 hrs/week lab)

ORTHODONTICS 264. CLINICAL CONFERENCE AND PRACTICE IN ORTHODONTICS D. Clinical conference and application of methods of providing orthodontic care. Credit: 2 units (20-hrs/week lab)

ORTHODONTICS 266. CLINICAL PRACTICE AND CONFERENCE IN ORTHODONTICS B. Clinical conference and application of methods of providing orthodontics care. Credit: 2 units (20 hrs/week lab)

ORTHODONTICS 300. THESIS. Credit: 6 units

THE DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL DENTISTRY

The clinical department of the UP College of Dentistry consists of 3 Main sections: The Oral Medicine Section ( Endodontics, Periodontics and Oral Surgery), Operative Dentistry ( FPD, Orthodontics, Pedodontics) and the Prosthodontics Section.

Operative Dentistry

Oral Medicine Section

The Prosthodontics Section

UNDERGRADUATE OFFERINGS

UNDERGRADUATE OFFERINGS


NOTE:
1. The number of hours indicated in the description of a course refers to the number of hours time alloted each week for the course. In case the hours are not indicated, credit units correspond to the number of hours alloted each week for class meetings.
2. Consent as a prerequisite pertains to the consent of the instructor /professor handling the course.


ANATOMY 11A.ORAL ANATOMY. The morphology of permanent and deciduous teeth, their arrangement and relationship with the supporting structures. Credit : 2 units

ANATOMY 11B. ORAL ANATOMY. The morphology of permanent and deciduous teeth, their arrangement and relationships with the supporting structures. Credit: 1 unit (3 hours)

ANATOMY 12A. HUMAN ANATOMY. The anatomy of the head and neck. Credit: 5 units (9 hours; 3 class, 6 lab)

ANATOMY 12B. HUMAN ANATOMY. The anatomy of the trunk, extremities and internal organs. Credit: 3 units (5 hours; 2 class, 3 lab)
ANATOMY 12C. MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY. A comprehensive study of the normal microscopic structure of the cell and primary tissue and of the cytoarchitecture of adult organs correlated with histogenesis. Credit:5 units (9 hours; 3 class, 6 lab)

ANATOMY 12D. MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY OF ORAL TISSUE. Microscopic study of the oral tissue and their development. Credit: 3 units (5 hours; 2 class, 3 lab)

ANESTHESIOLOGY 31.REGIONAL ANESTHESIA. The principles and techniques of regional anesthesia in dental practice. Credit: 1 unit ; Pre-requisite: Pharma 22 and Physio 21

ANESTHESIOLOGY 32. CONSCIOUS SEDATION AND GENERAL ANESTHESIA IN DENTAL PRACTICE. The principles of modalities of pain control. Credit: 1 unit; Pre-requisite: Anesthesiology 31

BIOCHEMISTRY11A. BIOCHEMISTRY OF CELLS AND METABOLISM. Biochemistry of the cell and organelle constituents and its relation to the general metabolism of the body; metabolism of foodstuffs and the chemical processes by which the human body derives and utilizes energy. Credit: 3 units

BIOCHEMISTRY 11B. BIOCHEMISTRY OF CELLS AND METABOLISM. Credit : 2 units ( 6 hours lab)

CLINICAL DENTISTRY 32. CLINICAL CONFERENCE AND PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY. Principles and methods of providing dental care in the following clinical areas: Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Fixed-Partial \Denture Prosthodontics, Removal Partial Denture Prosthodontics, Complete Denture Prosthodontics. Credit: 320 hours

CLINICAL DENTISTRY 40. CLINICAL CONFERENCE AND PRACTICE IN DENTISTRY. Principles and methods of providing dental care in the following clinical areas: Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Orthodontics, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Fixed Partial Denture Prosthoodontics, Complete Denture Prosthodontics. Credit: 1016 hours

COMMUNITY DENTISTRY 11. INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATICS. Principles and methods of biostatics and their application to dentistry. Credit: 2 units

COMMUNITY DENTISTRY 22. PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY. Concepts, principles and methods of prevention applied to major dental public health problems. Credit: 2 units

COMMUNITY DENTISTRY 31. PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF COMMUNITY DENTISTRY. The principles and methods in the practice of community dentistry. Credit: 2 units

COMMUNITY DENTISTRY 40. FIELD PRACTICE. Field practice in community dentistry to include field experience seminars and special in community dentistry 11,22 and 31. Credit: 400 hours

DENTAL MATERIALS 11. MATERIALS USED IN DENTISTRY. The properties of dental materials and their manipulation. Credit: 3 units (5 hrs; 2 class, 3 lab)

DIAGNOSIS 31. ORAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT PLANNING. Principles and procedures in making a diagnosis and the planning of treatment. Credit: 1 unit; Pre-requisite: Anat 11D, Patho 22, and Physio 22)

ENDODONTICS 31. ROOT CANAL THERAPY. Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of dental pulp and periapical tissues. Credit: 3 units

JURISPRUDENCE 32. DENTAL JURISPRUDENCE, ETHICS AND ECONOMICS, PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION,TAXATION AND LAND REFORM. The relation of law and ethics to dental practice. Credit: 2 units

MICROBIOLOGY 100. MICROBIOLOGY. A basic course on the biology of pathogenic microorganisms, which include bacteria, fungi, rickettsiae, viruses and protozoa. Host-parasite relationship, isolation and identification. Credit: 4 units (8 hours; 2 class, 6 lab)

NUTRITION 21. NUTRITION IN PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY. The pathogenesis of malnutrition and the role of essential nutrients in health and disease with emphasis on oral health. Credit: 2 units

INFECTION CONTROL 21. INFECTION CONTROL IN DENTISTRY: THEORIES AND PRACTICE. The principles and methods of infection control in dental practice. The course will give emphasis in the etiological factors and prevention of infectious diseases like AIDS, HEPA B, TB, STD and etc. Credit: 1 unit

OCCLUSION 12A. FUNDAMENTALS OF OCCLUSION. The paleontology of the human dentitions; growth and development of the skull and jaws coincidental to the eruption of teeth and forces of occlusion. Credit: 2 units; Pre-requisite: Anatomy 11A

OCCLUSION 12B: FUNDAMENTALS OF OCCLUSION. Credit: 1 unit (3 hours lab)

ORTHODONTICS 21. GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE HEAD. Fundamentals of growth and development of the craniofacial structures and their relation to the stomatognathic system. Credit: 2 units; Pre-requisite: Occlusion 12A and 12B

ORTHODONTICS 22. PREVENTIVE AND INTERCEPTIVE ORTHODONTICS. Prevention and interception of malocclusion. Credit: 3 units (5 hrs 2 class, 3 lab)

PATHOLOGY 22. GENERAL PATHOLOGY FOR DENTAL STUDENTS. The fundamental principles of general and systematic pathology with emphasis laid upon the dependence and/or close correlation of pathologic processes of the mouth with those of the rest of the body and vice-versa. Credit: 5 units (9 hrs); Pre-requisites: Anatomy 12A, 12B, 12C, Physio21, Biochem 11A and 11B.

PATHOLOGY 31. ORAL PATHOLOGY. The clinical symptoms, gross and microscopic tissue changes of the diseases of the teeth and adjacent structures. Credit: 3 units (6 hours); Pre-requisite: Patho 22

PATHOLOGY 32. DISEASES OF THE ORAL MUCOSA. Pathology of neoplasms and other diseases of the oral mucosa. Credit: 3 units; Pre-requisite:Patho 31

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY 31. MANAGEMENT OF THE CHILD PATIENT. Principles and techniques in the management of the child with dental problems. Credit: 3 units

PERIODONTICS 22. INTRODUCTION TO PERIODONTICS. The study of normal and abnormal periodontium. Credit: 2 units (16 hours lec, 32 hrs lab)

PERIODONTICS 31. PERIODONTAL THERAPY. Rationale and objectives of treatment of periodontal diseases. Credit: 2 units (16 hrs lec, 32 hrs lab); Pre-requisite: Perio 22, Patho 22

PERSPECTIVE IN DENTISTRY 11. THE DEVELOPMENT OF DENTISTRY. Dentistry from pre-history to the present and its development in the Philippines. Credit: 1 unit

PHARMACOLOGY 22. PHARMACOLOGY FOR DENTAL STUDENTS. Pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics and prescription writing. Credit: 3 units; Pre-requisites: Physio 21, Biochem 11A and 11B, Micro 100

PHYSIOLOGY 21.GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY. General Human physiology with emphasis on the digestive, nervous, blood systems and the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. Credit: 3 units ( 5 hrs; 2 class 3 lab)

PHYSIOLOGY 22. ORAL PHYSIOLOGY. The physiology of stomatognathic system. Credit: 2 units (2 hrs lec): Pre-requisite: Biochem 11A and 11B and Physio 21
PRACTICE ADMINISTRATION 31. DENTAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT. The practice of dentistry in relation to the social, economic and cultural conditions of the community. Credit: 1 unit.

PRINCIPLES OF MEDICINE 32. PRINCIPLES OF MEDICINE FOR DENTAL STUDENTS. The important aspects of general medicine as they relate to dental practice. Credit: 3 units
PROSTHODONTICS 21A. FIXED DENTURE PROSTHODONTICS. The planning and construction of fixed partial dentures and the management of teeth where operative procedures are impractical. Credit: 2 units; Pre-requisite: Occlusion 12A and B.

PROSTHODONTICS 22A. REMOVABLEL DENTURE PROSTHODONTICS. The basic principles of restoring missing teeth and associated structures of partially edentulous mouth with removal prosthesis. Credit: 2 units; Pre-requisite: Occlusion 12A, Dent Mat 11; Co-requisite: Physio 22 and Perio 22.

PROSTHODONTICS 21B. FIXED DENTURE PROSTHODONTICS. Credit: 1 unit (6 hrs lab); Pre-requisite: Resto Dent 12A and B

PROSTHODONTICS 22B.REMOVABLE DENTURE PROSTHODONTICS. Credit: 1 unit ( 3 hrs lab)

PROSTHODONTICS 31A. COMPLETE DENTURE PROSTHODONTICS. The study of the effects of the loss of all natural teeth and their associated structures and their restoration with artificial dentures. Credit: 2 units

PROSTHODONTICS 31B. COMPLETE DENTURE PROSTHODONTICS. Credit: 1 unit (3 hrs lab)

RADIODONTICS 21. RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES. Principles and techniques of dental radiography. Credit: 1 unit

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY 12A. OPERATIVE DENTISTRY I. The principles of cavity preparations necessary for the repair of carious teeth. Credit: 2 units; Pre-requisite: Dental Materials 11

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY 12B. OPERATIVE DENTISTRY. Credit: 1 unit (3 hrs lab)

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY 21A. OPERATIVE DENTISTRY. Technical procedures in restoring lost tooth structure to their proper form, function and aesthetics on mannequins and on actual patients. Credit: 2 units; Pre-requisite: Restorative Dentistry 12A and 12B.

RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY 21B. OPERATIVE DENTISTRY II. Credit: 1 unit ( 3-hrs lab)

SEMINARS 40. SPECIAL STUDIES. Application of research methods, biostatics and the writing of a research paper. Credit:32 hours (32 hrs, one year)

SURGERY 31. ORAL SURGERY. The principles of surgery as applied to the oral cavity. Credit: 2 units; Pre-requisite: Patho 22 and Physio 22

SURGERY 32. MAXILLO- FACIAL SURGERY. Surgical management of pathological conditions of the mouth, accessory nasal sinuses and adnexa. Credit: 2 units; Pre-requisite: Surgery 31

ADMISSIONS

OFFICE OF THE COLLEGE SECRETARY: (+632) 302-6360

TRISTAN NATHANIEL C. RAMOS, DDM

STAFF:

  • Amelia De Castro
  • Ana Bangcaya

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM



DOCTOR OF DENTAL MEDICINE

The Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program of the College aims to provide quality education to prepare dental students for the general practice of dentistry as a health service profession and to develop in them awareness of the profession's fundamental, ethical and legal responsibility to the health of the community and the nation, as a whole.

Dentistry is a six-year program encompassing two years of pre-dentistry and four years of dental proper. This is embodied in Republic Act No. 4419, otherwise known as the Philippine Dental Act of 1965.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Pre-dentistry (4 semesters)

1. The UP College of Dentistry follows the admission requirements set by the University for beginning freshmen.
2. Regarding transferring or shifting to the Pre-dental course, the following rules apply:

  • a. The UP College of Dentistry will only entertain students coming from other UP units for transfer or shifting to the pre-dental course.
  • b. UP College of Dentistry will only admit transferees or shiftees to the pre-dental course during the first semester of every academic calendar year.
  • c. The student applying for transfer or shifting to the pre-dental course must have a general weighted average of 2.5 or better.
  • d. Admission of shiftees to the pre-dental course will depend on the availability of slots.
  • e. Admission to the pre-dental course is not a guarantee for acceptance to dental proper.


Dentistry Proper (8 semesters)

1. Application for dentistry proper starts on the first week of January and ends on the second Friday of April. Entering freshmen for dentistry proper are accepted only during the first semester of every academic calendar year.

2. The following are qualified to apply to Dentistry Proper:

  • a. Pre-dental students from UP who have completed their pre-dental course.
  • b. Pre-dental students from UP who are expecting to finish their pre-dental course within the second semester or the summer of the same academic calendar year.
  • c. BS degree holders from UP who have completed their pre-dental course.
  • d. Pre-dental students and BS degree holders from other schools who have completed their pre-dental course.

3. Criteria for Admission

For UP Pre-dental students and BS degree holders

UP pre-dental students are directly accepted into dentistry proper provided they reach the cut-off general weighted average. UP BS degree holders may have to undergo an interview prior to acceptance.

For Non-UP Pre-dental students and BS degree holders

  1. General Weighted Average for all subjects taken in their respective universities.
  2. Interview grades based on:
  • 1. communication skills
  • 2. general knowledge
  • 3. Personality
  • Dexterity Examination-Exercises are given to the applicant to evaluate his/her
  • 1. manual dexterity
  • 2. ability to follow instructions


4. Equivalent percentages for each criteria are:

  • a. GWA- maximum admission grade-60%
  • b. Interview-30%
  • c. Dexterity examination will be 10% of total admission grade


5. Guidelines for Admission:

  • a. A maximum of 50-60 students are accepted every academic calendar year.
  • b. If there are foreign student applicants, a maximum of two (2) will be accepted. However, Filipino applicants with foreign citizenship are given priority.
  • c. Students from schools other than UP may be accepted if qualified and slots are available.
  • d. Cut off grades to be a qualified applicant: (highest = 1; lowest = 5)
    • 2.50 - UP pre-dental and BS degree holders
    • 1.75 - Non-UP pre-dental and BS degree holders
  • e. Students who were accepted for the academic year they applied for, but who failed to finish their pre-dental course up to the summer immediately before enrollment for the first semester, will automatically have their acceptance cancelled. They may re-apply for the next academic calendar year, provided they undergo the same application and screening process.
  • c. Students who were not accepted for the academic calendar year they applied for, cannot or will not be allowed to apply again.


SCHOLASTIC DELINQUENCY RULES

The College of Dentistry follows existing scholastic delinquency rules set by the University.

**For further Inquiries about our Undergraduate Program, please contact the College Secretary's Office at (632) 302-6360

*** FOREIGN STUDENTS: Please direct your inquiries to the University registrar's office regarding admission requirements for foreign students:

Office of the University Registrar
UP Manila
Padre Faura
Tel (+632) 5240534

About the College

About the College:

The UP College of Dentistry was established as a Department of the UP College of Medicine Surgery in Manila, on February 8, 1915 when the Philippines was still a colony of the United States of America.

There are 3 departments in the College: Basic Health Sciences, which takes charge of all fundamental courses; Clinical Dental Health Sciences, which is the hands-on patients phase; and Community Dentistry which handles all social and community dentistry courses. These departments make certain that the three-fold institutional objectives are accomplished: students must become scientifically knowledgeable, technically capable and socially sensitive.

In addition to the undergraduate course, the College of Dentistry also offers graduate course in Orthodontics, the first Masters of Science in Dentistry degree in the Philippines.

Location:

The UP College of Dentistry is situated at the corner of Taft Avenue and Pedro Gil Street, within the UP Manila Campus.

Mailing Address: UP College of Dentistry

Pedro Gil cor Taft Avenue

Manila, Philippines 1000

Officials of the College:

Elizabeth A. Gonzales-de Castro, DMD, MPH

Dean

Tristan Nathaniel C. Ramos, DMD

College Secretary

Danilo L. Magtanong, DMD, MHPEd

Chairperson, Dept of Clinical Dentistry

Vicente O. Medina III, DMD, PhD

Chairperson, Dept of Basic Dental Health Sciences

Angelita D. Galban, DMD, MOH

Chairperson, Dept of Community Dentistry

HISTORY



The College of Dentistry was first established as a Dept. Of Dentistry of the College of Medicine and Surgery on February 8, 1915 with Dr. Louie Ottofy as the head of the Department. During the school year 1917-1918, the Department of Dentistry was organized into a School of Dentistry, under the wings of the College of Medicine with Dr. Louie Ottofy as the Director.
Due to the extensive damage caused by the war, the School of Dentistry was closed on February 3, 1945. The director of the school then was Dr. Domiciano Sandoval. Shortly, it resumed its operations on August 6,1945 to give completion courses to students whose studies were interrupted by the war. Dr. Victorino G. Villa who was then the Secretary of the School became the officer -in-charge upon the retirement of Dr. Sandoval in 1946 and later appointed Director. It was in October 1946 that the school offered the regular four-year course in Dentistry.
Upon the recommendation of the late Dean Antonio G. Sison of the College of Medicine, the Board of Regents of the University passed a resolution changing the status of the School of Dentistry to an independent unit as the College of Dentistry on October 21, 1948. The College was one of the Pioneer units, which moved to Diliman campus, Quezon City. In Diliman, it occupied a Quonset barracks vacated by the U.S Armed Forces on top of the hill where the student union building; Vinzon's Hall now stands. Due to lack of patients, the Dental Clinic was transferred back to Manila during the School Year 1949-1950.
The year 1952 saw the College moving again, but this time the whole College moved to Manila to occupy the wings of the Rizal Hall in Padre Faura St. This was to be the home of the college unit the First Semester of 1959-1960 when it transferred to its present location, the former UP Infirmary.
On June 1, 1960, Dr. Jose Rodriguez, on the recommendation of the then President Vicente G. Sinco and upon the approval of the Board of Regents assumed the post of the Dean. During his term, an annex to the old building was built new acquisitions for the library and its facilities were improved. At the same time a number of faculty enjoyed scholarship grant in line with the faculty development program.
On December 8, 1967, Dr. Celso A. Bunag became the Dean and undertook several innovations including the air-conditioning of the Oral Surgery and Operative Dentistry areas of the college. During the term of Dr. Avelino A. Macasaet, a two-storey building was built just beside the Dept. of Justice at the Old NEDA Compound, Padre Faura which was designed to house the the proposed graduate program of the College. The Master of Science in Dentistry (Orthodontics) which was proposed even as early as the 1970's came into reality during the 1016th meeting of the Board of Regents held on Sept.22, 1988, when it was approved. It marked a milestone in the history of the College and the program was finally implemented in the Summer 1989 under the term of Dean Aurelio Ramos, Jr. The UP College of Dentistry took the lead to offer the first graduate course in Dentistry in the Philippines.
From 1960 to the present, seven other Deans were appointed namely Dr. Bunag, Dr. Perez, Dr. Macasaet, Dr. Ramos, Dr. Gervasio, Dr. Leonor Lago, Dr. Edna M Jimena, and the current Dean, Dr. Elizabeth De Castro. All of them have in their agenda, the goal to have a new building with adequate facilities.
With renewed spirit of coordination between the alumni, constituents of the College and the support from leaders of the University, that goal is not far-fetched to become a reality.

LOCATION AND FACILITIES


The College is located at Padre Faura Street,Ermita, Manila. It is within the same compound as the College of Medicine, College of Public Health and the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).
Classes for dental and basic medicine are conducted in the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine and Public Health as well as in the various operating rooms and wards of the PGH. The Dental Clinic of the PGH Out Patient Department is under the supervision of the college, which correlates its teaching and service functions.
The hope of the College to have a new home had been realized with the new UPCD building in its current location at the corner of Taft Avenue and Pedro Gil.